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These are the fastest vans on sale today

These are the fastest vans on sale today


Want to go fast with plenty of space in the back? Here’s how

The humble van. Spacious, dependable but not historically all that fast. However, a new wave of these load-luggers capable of giving hot hatches a run for their money are hitting the road.

We’re checking out some of the fastest vans on sale today.

Ford Transit Custom

it would be a crying shame not be able to include the famous Transit on this list, and fortunately enough, there’s a fast one in its line-up. Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine, it’s not the quickest on this list, but does boast a respectable amount of poke.

Ford Transit

It’ll go from 0-60mph in just over 11 seconds, which we’ll admit isn’t all that quick — but it’s certainly peppier than most Transits in the range.

Volkswagen Transporter

Whereas the Transit is more akin to a run-of-the-mill Fiesta in the performance stakes, the Transporter chimes in at a Golf GTI level. Thanks to a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 201bhp, it’ll crack 0-60mph in 8.6 seconds — which is quick, even by road car levels.

Volkswagen Transporter

You can have the Transporter with a quick-shifting DSG gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddles, letting you have that F1-style driving experience when behind the wheel.

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Mercedes-Benz Vito

Weighing in against the Volkswagen Transporter in the premium van segment is this — the Mercedes-Benz Vito. It can be fitted with a 188bhp, 2.1-litre turbocharged diesel engine (the most powerful unit in the range), which allows it to go from 0-60mph in nine seconds — so it can’t quite match the Transporter’s turn of pace.

Mercedes-Benz Vito

That said, the 188bhp model is also rear-wheel drive, so you could argue it’s the more sporting choice — though it mostly means that you’re able to carry a bigger payload with less fuss.

Peugeot Expert

The Expert is Peugeot’s offering in the medium van sector, and it too uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine, here stoked to the tune of 178bhp. Unloaded, it’ll actually match the Transporter’s 0-60mph time, and it’ll top out at a heady 115mph.

Peugeot Expert

Fitted with an eight-speed automatic, the Expert is only available with this powertrain in ‘long’ wheelbase set-ups, meaning you’ve more room to play with too.

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Renault Trafic

Renault’s Trafic is another key competitor in the van segment. The range-topper packs a twin-turbocharged diesel engine with 138bhp — which is considerably less than the other vans on this list.

Renault Trafic Sport

Still, it manages to do 0-60mph in a respectable 10.6 seconds — so it’s far from the slowest out there. There’s also 340Nm of torque on offer, meaning there’s plenty of low-down punch available too.